West Valley Demonstration Project

On-site RCRA Closure

Site Characterization

With Technology

West Valley Demonstration Project


The Western New York Nuclear Service Center (WNYNSC) and the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) compose the site currently referred to as West Valley. The WNYNSC was operated as a nuclear fuel reprocessing facility from 1966 to 1972 which generated 660,000 gallons of highly radioactive liquid. In 1980, the WVDP Act was signed by Congress directing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to take the lead in solidifying the high level liquids and decontaminating and decommissioning the facilities at West Valley. Perma-Fix provides on-going technical and waste treatment services for this site.

Project Highlights

  • Treatability Studies

    Bench scale treatability study on liquid wastes resulted in a proven stabilization recipe on-site processing.

  • On-site Stabilization

    Stabilized 11,000 gallons of sodium-bearing wastewater to NNSS waste acceptance criteria (WAC).

  • Liquid Waste Treatment

    Developed protocol for stabilization and solidification of sodium bearing wastes. Project successfully completed in 2010.

  • RCRA Tank Closure

    Waste removal, packaging, shipment, disposal and RCRA clean closure services.

  • Data Management System

    Design, development, operation and ATO for on-site GIS system, and NIST SP 800-53 Cyber Security Program compliance.

Capabilities Delivered

We have Know-how, The People, and the Vision

We have the resources to manage complex projects. Our Technical and Nuclear services staff have a broad range of experience throughout the DOE EM complex.

Project Details

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A track record of achievements across a variety of disciplines

Our comprehensive Environmental Remediation and Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D) services include full-service capabilities including a team of project managers and key personnel to lead projects to completion. In addition, we offer expertise in the complete range of project support functions such as quality, safety and health, and radiological protection oversight. We have more than 20 year of experience with state and federal agency clients, as well as industrial clients at sites that are contaminated with hazardous, mixed, and radiological wastes and materials.

We provide total waste management for commercial and government agencies through the entire waste life-cycle. We have been managing and treating waste for disposal since 1990, and with our network of five fully licensed and permitted radioactive and hazardous waste processing facilities we are well versed in all phases of waste management.

This experience and our commitment to success delivered


Waste Treatment

Our fixed base facilities offer highly specialized treatment options that help reduce risk and avoid costly internal program development.

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Nuclear & Health
Physics Services

Our highly experienced team of professionals can handle domestic and international challenges across all project disciplines.

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We repair, calibrate, and rent radiological and industrial hygiene instrumentation, and have one of the country's largest commercial instrument inventories.

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Our research team specializes in development of new and innovative solutions that manage risk and create value associated with nuclear materials.

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NORM / TENORM Services

Our team provides turn-key services for NORM management, specializing in tailoring solutions for difficult waste streams and strategic support which range from regulatory compliance consulting to turn-key NORM program management design and implementation.

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